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Worst thing you've ever done on a school network?

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    In year 10, after all user account passwords were reset to the default password of '12345' (following the introduction of an 'upgrade' to the school's network security/administration software) I logged into an absent classmate's account using the default password that all accounts were reset to (most likely out of spite for this particular individual, can't remember) and used a command prompt script I found earlier on the 'net beforehand to give myself administrative rights and wipe out a bunch of application root folders on the network's primary resource driver, which jeopardized the work schedules of every class throughout the school.

    When the ICT department caught wind of it and used their logs or whatever to find the source of this inconvenience, the person whose account I'd used ended up getting in trouble for it, and they were put under monitoring as part of a disciplinary action, among other things. On a brighter note, nobody had to do any I.T. work for a week, and the ICT department learned a valuable lesson about backing up their server data.
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    me and my friends go on each others accounts and we usually just change the spell check to make it rude, it's kinda funny but only affects our friends group. also we used to email each other for our friends accounts (sometimes it gets very rude, like cringe worthy stuff), but again only between our friends... until, one of my friends went on to another friend's account and sent a message to everyone in school with the name william, the message said something like : "fancy a bum? meet me in the toilets in 15 minute?" and yess this did go to year sevens...

    ....but worse, our school is part of a network connected to local primary schools, so it also got sent to students as young as about 7 or 8...
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    In my final year of secondary school i gave everyone a copy of gta: san andreas (copy paste from my USB) loaded the games up all over the school and crashed the system and school network for over a week

    got caught but not in trouble :P.... thank **** i had a legal copy of the game on ym PC
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    I blocked my college admin's access to the internet and saw him standing in front of his computer in his office, trying to figure out what had happened. Apparently he was streaming movies using the admin terminal which probably made him frustrated lol.
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    Many viruses on the network are my fault.
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    I completed my DiDA course. loljk, spent the year playing minesweeper, still passed.

    Also learnt the interwebs server password in year 8, they've not changed it since. Had the admin password for a couple of years (watched a teacher type it in, herpderp), so we used to sit in Graphics lessons sending random shutdowns to computers around the network with evil messages. I eventually allowed my conscience to catch up with me, and stopped that, realising how much work I may have destroyed.

    When I was at Leicester University in the summer, I accidently broke into the server set-up, but luckily for me and them, it was password protected and I didn't have time to waste + I would never have got it anyway, I suck.

    However, a funny one is sitting around watching year 12s in the study room running CMD, thinking they are pr0 h4xx0rz because they can open pinball.
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    Haha some of these are hilarious :lol:
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    Changed the colleges intranet page to redirect to heyyeyaaeyaaaeyaeyaa.com It lasted for an hour, it was hilarious in the library though when me and my friends watched people look confused.
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    (Original post by Mr. Gutsy)
    In year 10, after all user account passwords were reset to the default password of '12345' (following the introduction of an 'upgrade' to the school's network security/administration software) I logged into an absent classmate's account using the default password that all accounts were reset to (most likely out of spite for this particular individual, can't remember) and used a command prompt script I found earlier on the 'net beforehand to give myself administrative rights and wipe out a bunch of application root folders on the network's primary resource driver, which jeopardized the work schedules of every class throughout the school.

    When the ICT department caught wind of it and used their logs or whatever to find the source of this inconvenience, the person whose account I'd used ended up getting in trouble for it, and they were put under monitoring as part of a disciplinary action, among other things. On a brighter note, nobody had to do any I.T. work for a week, and the ICT department learned a valuable lesson about backing up their server data.
    What exactly is a primary resource driver?
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    What exactly is a primary resource driver?
    Probably a typo of primary resource drive. A lot of schools keep all their programs on one drive, and just allow the networked computers to access this drive, rather than have the programs on each individual machine.
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    Found out the username and password to a teachers account and used the student database to get juicy details on classmates, changed a lot of details and even changed one of my friends accounts to 'special needs', never had the heart to tell him but he received 'special support' for months before they figured out it was a mistake..
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    Sent porn to everyone's email. Lol, it was funny at the time.
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    We had a situation like this at college where two gay guys were exchanging photos using the college e-mails, one of them accidentally sent it to every single e-mail address at the college.. Needless to say, things that have been seen, cannot be unseen.
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    Once in college we had a lesson where the teacher told us we could do whatever we wanted to the computer and it's files. Our goal was pretty much to screw around and mess things up. We had to work in pairs.

    The teacher had these special user accounts created for us to work with which obviously had been given full administrator powers for us to be able to mess things up. The accounts were set up so that any damage done would just be reverted and wouldn't really affect the computer

    He clearly didn't consider the possibility that we would use these powers to reset the password to the real admin account and then log out and back in

    Which we did do, and then we created a short batch file that, when activated, locks all controls and restarts the computer, we put this in the Windows XP 'Start Up' folder that automatically runs the contents of the folder when the user logs in

    We also dragged every single application on the computer into this folder

    and set all the icons as well as the desktop background to be a picture of a badly-drawn mspaint penis :P

    Every time someone tried to log in afterwards it spammed them with all the games and applications then just restarted lol
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    My brother once got banned from the network and, similarly to you, went to see the administrators. They explained to him that they had blocked him for overuse of storage, like you, but that on inspection they had found that his folder contained some number of gigabytes of pictures of ducks, which had served only to confuse them! It transpired that my brother had written a script to download pictures of ducks indefinitely and left it running to see how much storage the network would let him use.

    I guess he found his answer.
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    My mate installed quake 3 from his home onto the server (Back when anything was accessible these days even going into my documents has serious restrictions) and when we had a supply teacher in year 9 we would play quake 3 LAN game in the computer room it was quality (we had 10+ people playing).

    Also my I.T. department seems to spend the majority of the I.T. budget or so I think because we hardly ever get new equipment yet they have a kitted out gaming pc for battlefield 3 in their department. Hmmmmm :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Orange24)
    My mate installed quake 3 from his home onto the server (Back when anything was accessible these days even going into my documents has serious restrictions) and when we had a supply teacher in year 9 we would play quake 3 LAN game in the computer room it was quality (we had 10+ people playing).
    Someone* did that in our school too. It wasn't limited to supply teacher lessons or a single room either; there'd be multiple CPMA servers running different gametypes. Sometimes up to 8 people would quit all at once, and you'd know that they'd either been caught or had a close shave and shut down everything in a hurry.

    Also a friend of mine at the time managed to hack into the CCTV system and make the cameras do weird things, such as transposing the feeds from different sources every half hour. Eventually he got caught via a shoulder-surfing teacher; the police were called in but as far as I'm aware the only ramification was a disapproving letter home.

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    Ooooh sooo much.

    - Hijacked one of the domain controllers to use as an Unreal Tournament game server, then distributed the client to all desktops so people could play it.

    - Found out what type of desktop monitoring software the school was using, obtained my own copy of it and connected it to the school's management server giving me full access to remotely view and control all desktops.

    - Enabled remote administration tools for all domain users. This was the best as it allowed everyone to log any else on the network off. Great fun when the entire ICT class are all racing to login and disconnect everyone else.


    To name but a few. In the end the school administrators offered me immunity in exchange for helping them plug alot of the security holes.

    Now im the desktop administrator for a company with 5000 desktops, 3000 laptops and about 1000 ipads etc. Mwhahaha
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    Bah, the school network is pretty tight. They have these stupid things though. "By clicking "Agree" you agree to the network policy and internet usage policy" bla bla bla. They force you to click "Agree" every time you start up the internet, and then you have to login AGAIN to access any websites. (Login to the firewall / filter).

    Pain in the ass.

    So I decided to see if they still monitor user search logs as much as they did when I was caught looking at naughty stuff in Year 7. I searched stuff like "My network admin is crazy" "How do I tell if my network manager is under-qualified?" and sent an email to someone using the school network (we have our own school emails) asking them to buy "Networking for Dummies" and send it addressed to the Network Manager at my school's address. They can read all user emails, so that should have caught their attention!

    No fun, CMD is restricted, you can't even open task manager.

    Come to think of it though, there was a lucky time when batch files could be run so I made a file that opened internet explorer in an infinite loop (easy stuff I know) to crash and force restart. I also had spam wars with another student. Put a load of photoshopped pictures of him into pupil resources folder and he kept on deleting them ad replacing them etc :P
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    Looks like we have a whole thread of badasses over here :cool:

    Worst thing i did was in Year 8. I guessed a teachers password and used it to put VBA games for everyone

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